Basketball: Olympic Handbook of Sports Medicine (Olympic by Douglas B. McKeag

By Douglas B. McKeag

Basketball covers the epidemiology of basketball harm, the physiological calls for of basketball, preventive drugs, pre-participation exam and unique concerns to receive to the younger basketball participant, and eventually appears on the 'special' basketball participant -- diabetics, asthmatics, epileptics, and so on.

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Fat-containing foods do promote between-meal satiety, which can be advantageous for the athlete who is trying to lose weight. The athlete who restricts fat intake must rely more heavily on carbohydrate stores as the fuel for exercise, which can lead to more rapid muscle and liver glycogen depletion resulting in earlier fatigue and impaired performance. Fat is a concentrated source of energy, so one does not have to eat a lot to get a significant source of calories. This can be helpful for the athlete who loses weight during the season, but finds it difficult to ingest large quantities of food.

1998) The Ergogenics Edge. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. HOBC04 07/02/2003 10:39 AM Page 38 Chapter 4 Preventive medicine in basketball Thomas J. Mackowiak The sport of basketball is categorized as a contact sport. S. Trends in Team Sports (2000) reported that with nearly 40 million active male and female participants yearly, basketball is America’s most popular team sport. The prevention of athletic injuries should continue to be a major focus for all health care programs overseeing recreational and athletic competition.

However, common sense should prevail when using plyometric drills during the season. For basketball players that play several games per week and are continuously scrimmaging during practice, the addition of plyometric exercises may pose more of a risk for injury than enhancing power performance. Conclusion Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world today. This chapter has reviewed the physiological demands that comprise the game of basketball as well as the physical requirements needed by the athlete to succeed in this sport.

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